This creamy avocado pasta gets its vibrant color from spinach and avocado, which combine to create a flavorful sauce. Serve the pasta with grilled shrimp or salmon for a boost of protein. Or keep this avocado pasta vegan and top with a portobello mushroom., September 2021


Credit: Jen Causey

Recipe Summary

20 mins
25 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain, reserving 1 1/4 cups of the cooking water. Return the pasta to the pot.

  • Process avocado, spinach, cilantro, lemon juice, miso (or soy sauce), sesame oil, salt, garlic and 3/4 cup of the reserved cooking water in a blender until smooth, about 30 seconds, stopping to scrape down sides as needed.

  • Pour the avocado sauce over the pasta; toss to coat, adding additional cooking water 2 tablespoons at a time until the sauce reaches desired consistency. Divide the pasta mixture evenly among 4 bowls. Garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 1/2 cups
413 calories; fat 12g; sodium 475mg; carbohydrates 70g; dietary fiber 12g; protein 14g; sugars 3g; niacin equivalents 9mg; saturated fat 2g; vitamin a iu 1947IU; potassium 759mg.